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oh, they are singing to him. he didn't want that. too bad, lawrence. rodney and rose and good friends with joey jones, god bless you. thank you for being here. make their single number one. happy friday. >> bill: good morning, everybody. fox news alert. new inflation numbers, feels like 1982. the november consumer price index showing prices rose 6.8% over the past 12 months. the largest spike in nearly 40 years. it affects everything, the price of beef is 25% higher. used cars more than 30%, gas whopping 60%. inflation is a hidden tax that affects everyone. so how does it affect the biden agenda? more on that in moments. first however the verdict is in. three year legal saga actor
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jussie smollett found guilty of staging a fake hate crime and lying to police. we say good morning friday. feels like christmas almost. >> dana: almost there. >> bill: we have had so much going on this week. we had our show party yesterday for "america's newsroom," thanking our team. >> dana: we relit all american christmas tree and went back in to do "the five" and jussie smollett verdict came in. i'm dana perino. this is "america's newsroom." it was early 2019 in january when smollett told police she was attacked by trump supporters in chicago. it prompted a flurry of outrage and finger pointing on the left. >> bill: those hot takes haven't met well. it was meant with deafening silence yesterday. >> dana: police spent 3,000 hours investigating a fake crime that never happened. the cover-up today's "new york post" just this. >> bill: matt finn is covering
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the story from the beginning to begin our hour today in chicago. >> good morning, bill and dana. jussie smollett's lead attorney told me they're disappointed with the ver diblgt and plan on filing an appeal. they're upset they don't feel like jussie smollett could be found guilty on lying on some of the charges but not all of them. smollett did not make a comment when he willest the courthouse. he was found guilty of five of six charges of lying to poils. the first five charges are lying about being the victim of a hate crime because he is black and game. the rest of the charges are lying about battery and assaulted. the last charge he wasn't found guilty of was aggravated battery. because his attackers were wearing masks. the prosecutor said he doesn't care that he wasn't found guilty on that last sixth charge. if the jury didn't convict on that charge they might not have been truly to make out if the attackers were wearing masks at the time of the incident.
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the special prosecutor took on the case because he felt after the scannedal of kim foxx's office dropping the charges and the global interest that cook county's judicial system deserved this case to go to trial regardless of the verdict. here is what he said how it reflects on kim foxx's office. >> we in the special prosecutor's office. what happened speaks for itself. >> at the center of this case the star witnesses the osundairo testified smollett paid them to be trump supporters and beat him up. you may recall sheila o'brien, the judge, can be credited with this conviction. she filed a petition seeking the special prosecutor. here is the osundairo brothers' attorney. >> you are still your mother's child. time to cut the act. just come clean.
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>> she ended up saying the osundairo brothers will eventually speak out, share their side of the story. she says she forgives jussie smollett. he is free on bond until his sentencing which could be weeks or maybe even months. bill and dana. >> bill: thank you matt finn beginning our coverage from chicago. what did you think? >> dana: i was -- i always thought he would be guilty. i wish i could have been in a courtroom to see that. in a way america was robbed from the cameras not being in the courtroom there but it is an interesting moment. a moment like this you get a jury trial, it comes back, can people who initially defended smollett have some humility and correct the record? biden and harris both tweeted immediately after the attack put them on the board for you saying what happened today to jussie smollett must never be tolerated in this country. we must stand up and demand we no longer give this hate safe
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harbor, racism have no place in our streets or hearts. we're with you, jussie. harris said he is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings i know. praying for his quick recovery. an attempted modern dalyn muching. no one should have to feel for their life because of their sexuality and color of their skin. we must confront this hate. if you were the two leaders of the country who came out and said that and you have a jury decision, do you say something else? to say i got it wrong, i should have waited. hate crimes -- >> bill: that would be appropriate. >> dana: lying about it is also a crime. if they came out and said something today it would go a long way to helping the nation heal. >> january 29, 2019 when everybody was believing smollett. the last line from kamala harris we must confront the hate. it's all wrong. leo terrell, this is what he said last night. >> this is nothing more than an
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attempt by an individual, ego maniac to divide this country by race. the jury rejected it. he was found guilty. who else is guilty kamala harris, joe biden, black lives matter, robin robertson. they played the race card to a point it's sickening and to divide this country. >> bill: one of the brothers -- the brother said nigerian american lives matter on the courthouse on its way out. next court date set for january 27th. we'll move toward a sentencing around that time. nancy grace, a lot to say about this and we'll hear from her later this hour. stay tuned for that. six minutes past the hour now. >> dana: a surge of smash and grab robberies putting more pressure on the white house administration. the white house says they are working with local districts but a key sheriff's group is pushing back with some sharp
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language. we're live at the white house with us. >> good morning. the things officials here are saying about crime do not square with what cops on the beat say they are seeing. like this from jen psaki. >> president and members of our administration have been long-time advocates for supporting and funding the cops program, something where the president proposed almost $300 million in additional assistance through his budget from what it was last year. >> but the president of the national sheriffs association disputes that line. >> i believe that she is confused old data with the new environment of crime we have across-country now. $300 million around every jurisdiction across the country would equal about $18,000 perjure is dick shun. how is that going to help? i don't think so. >> biden doj announced a 17.5 million award to project safe
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neighborhoods. they say it is meant to address violent crime including gun violence. some lawmakers are accusing the attorney general garland of having misplaced priorities for months as crime rates have risen. >> priorities, the department of justice, it's going after parents at school board meetings where they spend their time and focus. are they creating task forces focusing on criminals and stangd up extra efforts to fight crime? they're not. >> president biden hosted police chiefs and community leaders to talk about crime at the white house back in july. things have not improved since then and today his big remarks will be about promoting democracy around the world. >> dana: so you had no speaking to guatemala since june or july. this since june or july. inflation up since june and july. a busy day at the white house today. thank you, peter.
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>> bill: critics blasting biden's choice for u.s. attorney in massachusetts. they narrowly confirmed her on wednesday and she is soft on crime and a temper. she was yelling and threatening a reporter. molly lines in boston, what are they saying? >> good morning, bill. you said it. the u.s. senate confirmed the sufficient yok county district attorney to be the next u.s. attorney from massachusetts. a tiebreaking vote cast by kamala harris. >> senate being equally divided the vice president votes in the affirmative and the nomination is confirmed. >> rollins will be the first black woman to hold the he post in the state. republicans fought her confirmation. the pushback coming at a time
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when random violence are grabbing headlines aruined the country. she was soft on crime advocacy, cruz called her a lawless prosecutor. during her run for the d.a. she announced a bold pledge to not prosecute those charged with 15 lower-level misdemeanors including trespassing, shoplifting and certain drug charges. after taking office she followed through publishing her default to non-prosecution pollz. she and supporters will point to recent crime statistics and aim to show her reform efforts work. >> my republican colleagues let me share the bottom line statistic. crime is down in boston. despite the continued rise in crime nationwide in 2021, murder in boston has dropped by 1/3 so far this year. according to data from the boston police department.
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>> in january rollins got involved in a passionate back and forth with a local news crew to question her about a woman saying there was an abuse of power related to a traffic dispute. >> who do you think you are? in is private property. i'll call the police on you and make an allegation and we'll see how that works with you. >> okay. >> rollins tweeted about that exchange saying a masked white man jumped out of a truck and grabbed something took it out and aimed it at her. her children were there. rollins was briefly investigated regarding those road rage accusations but a state ethics commission dismissed the complaint. >> bill: wow. molly, thanks. molly line in boston on that. more to come certainly. >> dana: the all american christmas tree returned. check it out here. >> three, two, one. lights. [cheering and applause]
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>> dana: so this after "the five" yes afternoon. everybody gathered at fox square to relight the christmas tree. our original all american christmas tree was burned by an arsonist who was immediately released. >> bill: i thought it was awesome. >> dana: i loved it. i felt so joyous. >> bill: 36 hours all the technical folks at fox that made this happen, congratulations and thanks to you. that scene last night was a new york moment. you had rush hour traffic during the christmas holiday which is unbelievable coming ot sixth avenue. thousands of people and lot of fox news folks and tourists and a few protestors. >> dana: they sounded so ridiculous. >> bill: we lit the tree and everybody back at home watching across the country merry christmas to you because it is back. >> dana: i have to say the producers and staff of the "the five" given an assignment, they
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really did an amazing job. it was just so special to be there. to have everyone gathered. sometimes we don't get to see each other for quite a while. it was fun. >> bill: cardinal dolan and frank siller, the nypd and the fire department. job well done to everybody. thanks for being part of that. we won't forget it, right? 13 past now. stunning new inflation numbers. this will be the headline of the day. what it means for you and your family as we head into 2022. >> dana: another democrat-run city in the grips of a record breaking crime wave. the city's top prosecutor having trouble admitting it. >> bill: a major update on breaking news with julian assange. what a new court ruling means for him. the journey is why they ride. when the road is all you need, there is no destination.
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>> dana: former afghan translator shot and killed in an attempted mugging in san francisco. he was an afghan refugee who assisted the united states army in the war in afghanistan. he was driving with a friend when a man approached the car with a gun and demanded their wallet. as he moved to hand over the wallet the killer was startled and shot him in the heart. police have yet to make an arrest in san francisco. san francisco has seen a 37% rise in vehicle theft from this time last year. >> bill: all around tragedy there. to the other part of the country now. philadelphia the d.a. in philly is walking back his claim the city is not facing a crime crisis. his name is larry crasner. his comments were inarticulate. philadelphia has seen a record number of murders this year,
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524. bryan llenas was in philly this week and in new york now. >> yesterday we spoke to residents in philadelphia who said they feel more fearful and unsafe today than they ever have in the city of brotherly love. murders are up 57% since 2019. a new record, second only to chicago. so imagine the outrage when district attorney who has been in office since 2017 down played the situation. >> basically we don't have a crisis of lawlessness. we don't have a crisis of crime. we don't have a crisis of violence, which should people coming into the city of philadelphia be fearful about gun violence, no, they should not. they should come into the city of philadelphia. >> former mayor of philadelphia called the comments insulting. the d.a. is insulting saying i know some inarticulate things i said earlier this week offended
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people. it is not what i meant. it is my obligation to do better. philadelphia's police commissioner said recently she and the progressive d.a. have fundamentally very key disconnects. she says the police are arresting people for drugs and for carrying guns and she says it will bring down gun violence but the d.a. isn't prosecuting them. >> we have people in the community that say i know i can get away with this. or i'll be back out again. it is almost a mockery because they know that carrying a gun illegally isn't prioritized in the same way it is here. >> bill: the d.a. recently won reelection saying he would end cash bail and lower incarceration rates. >> bill: 21 past. >> blaming the individuals who have put their blood, sweat and tears to pursue the american
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dreams is the problem and not chastising the criminals is outrageous. lori lightfoot would blame the citizens of chicago because they're becoming victims themselves. outrageous and easy to do when you have 150 officers guarding you every day. >> dana: lori lightfoot under fire blaming retail stores for not protecting themselves against criminals. a new report from the national retail federation reports 69% of retailers have seen a spike in organized crime this year. the president of the illinois retailers association. chicago being an important part of that. what was the reaction from retailers in chicago and michigan avenue there to lori lightfoot's comments? >> good morning, dana. it was extraordinary disheartening not only to the retailers of the city of chicago, but frankly throughout the state to hear that kind of rhetoric. i think it demonstrates a lack of awareness of the significant investments that retailers put into protecting themselves, their consumers, but also the
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scope of the problem. >> dana: tell me a little bit about the scope of the problem. you mentioned outside of chicago. is the rest of illinois seeing this kind of crime? >> not necessarily to the extent they are seeing. we're seeing it. it is not just happening. it is happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, the cook county and greater area. particularly in cook county in the city. i think what's important to note it is being treated as retail theft like kids stealing candy bars. it is part of a coordinated effort. we are united to safeguard america from illegal trade trying to raise awareness these organized retail crime are funding things like guns on the street, drugs and terrorism and a lot more. >> dana: 20 retailers just sent a letter to congress that includes big companies like target and cvs and more.
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one is a concern about the robberies. the other one is something that i think needs a lot more attention and please speak to this. it is about how some of these products are stolen and then resold on the internet. one of the things that the companies are asking is for congress to pay attention to this and to address that issue. >> right. i think like anything else the good -- criminals always use good things for bad purposes. that's the case for the internet as well. when i started representing retailers 27 years ago we were talking about flea markets and while that is still the case and pawnshops, they have clearly migrated to an online environment. we're heartened by the fact that a congressman from illinois have an agreement to initiate this that includes tech companies and we call upon congress to pass it. it would be a significant step forward and something states can't do. >> dana: what you said it is not like they're enriching
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themselves as an individual thief getting more money and then doing something but they are actually -- these funds are being used for very nefarious purposes, human sex trafficking? people ought to know about that. >> they should and why we're part of the us/it partnership. we've been addressing organized retail crime for over 10 years. it is not pandemic driven. it has increased 60% in the last five years and spiked but we are seeing a significant escalation of it as time goes on. >> dana: please stay in touch with us. america needs to get a handle on this and hopefully congress, white house and law enforcement and the prosecutors will pay attention to it. we appreciate you. thank you. >> we appreciate you. thank you very much. >> bill: 25 past the hour. this now a 1980s flashback. inflation rising as fast as in four decades. this is foot loose, flash dance, all that, right? early 1980s. you recall that.
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>> dana: it was later 80s. mid to late 8 ohs, good movies back then. breakfast club. just in time for christmas shopping season we'll talk to the white house next about these stunning numbers coming up. >> bill: a huge upset and stunner at the buzzer to beat america's number one team. veteran homeowners- have you been spending more time at home? imagining the possibilities? like a bigger kitchen, a swimming pool for the grandkids, or a backyard deck. your va home loan benefit and the newday 100 va loan make it possible. by borrowing up to 100% of your home's value you can take out up to $60,000 or more. with home values at all time highs, now's the time to call.
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>> bill: new york city council has approved a measure to let 800,000 non-citizens to participate in elections. we do not know if the mayor will sign it. according to the law it doesn't
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matter. he could allow it to pass and when he leaves office on the first of january it would go into effect anyway. we'll see if he does that. there will be legal challenges on this. >> dana: eric adams can't claw it back. >> bill: since the council signed it as of midnight new year's eve it would go into effect. smaller towns around maryland do this. san francisco has it i do believe for the school board in san francisco. so you have a smattering of communities across the country doing this. no one has gone as far as new york with 800,000. so we'll watch that. >> dana: people that fought hard to get their legal citizenship feel like this is really getting a law dee. it takes a long time and a lot of effort. ask enes kanter or my husband. a british appeals court taking -- assange faces charges. the court everyturned a lower
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court ruling that found his mental health too fragile to withstand the american justice system. we're live in london with the latest. >> paves the way. the london court ruled against an earlier decision the u.s. prison system would be too brutal for 50-year-old wikileaks founder julian assange and present a suicide risk for jairls. he faces 175 years in jail on 17 counts of espionage for putting u.s. classified documents online. after listening to u.s. lawyers the judges found there is no reason why this court should not accept the assurances meaning what they say. no bases assuming the usa has not given the assurances in good faith. here is what assange's fiance had to say today. >> every generation has an epic fight to fight and this is ours. julian represents the
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fundamentals of what it means to live in a free society. >> his lawyers say they will appeal. he is in jail here now pending a final decision. he was on the lamb for seven years holding up in an embassy here and at the time trying to dodge sex abuse charges in sweden. i have met him, i have interviewed assange. he is a smart guy, a complicated guy to some as you heard a hero, to others he is a demon. we'll see how it plays out. >> dana: thanks for covering it for us. >> bill: your hard earned money is getting less and less. new data proves that. inflation numbers out. consumers prices up 6.8% last month. the biggest spike since 1982. 6.8 over the past year we should say. jerry bernstein member of the white house council on economic advisors. nice hat. i like that style. we had you on last week and we were truncated because of the
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president coming out. >> i got bumped by the president. >> bill: he is your boss. jerome powell said we need to drop the word transitory. how bad is it out there and when do you see the curve of inflation coming back to the consumer's favor? >> a great way to frame up this question because when you think about what is going on out there one of the first things he think about is the tightest job market in decades. yesterday we learned unemployment insurance claims were the lowest they've been since 1969 which i remember the -- topping the charts at that point was called honky tonk women by the rolling stones, how far back you have to go to get such good results on the job market. the president said this yesterday on the price side we have to deal with the job side of the economy, which is booming, and the price side of the economy, where there are considerable price pressures and he has detailed us to work relentlessly to do everything we can to get rid of those
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pressures. as you reported in november we learned the monthly rate of the cpi was up .8%, a tick down from october at .9. year-over-year elevated prices and why we're doing everything we can to get to the root of this, to get rid of some of the smarls in the supply chance to help make sure american family budgets are able to keep up with these dynamics. one of the things we like to point out in that regard is that if you actually look at people's incomes they are $100 per month above where they were a year ago having a lot to do with the strong labor market and many of the relief measures this president has signed into law. >> dana: however, that $100 goes pretty fast if you look at the gas prices and increased food prices. >> it is inflation adjusted to be clear. >> dana: one of the ways the president has said he can try to address this is by passing his build back better bill but there are some problems from getting americans to go along with that.
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the npr poll said 51% of americans are pessimistic that it will help lower inflation and inflation is causing -- major concern 56%. how do you convince people that throwing more money into the system are get rid of inflation? >> glad you are teeing that up. the building back better plan has no impact on the kind of inflation we're talking about right now. it doesn't make it better or worse. what it does is it easts long-term inflation pressure. widely agreed upon by increasing economy productive capacity and helping people find the way into the labor market and lowering costs for childcare, prescription drugs, housing, building back better is a huge plus for easing pressures over the long term. the question we need to talk about is what are we doing? what is this white house doing to ease supply chain snarl-ups in the here and now?
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both in terms of gas and by the way, you don't see this in today's report because it is happening too late in the month to catch on. retail gas prices are actually down 7% over the past month. natural gas prices are down 25%. you aren't picking it up in the report. energy prices will be less of a pressure. >> bill: in the next minute let me squeeze in two questions. it was said a month ago by leading white house officials one of them called inflation a high-class problem. was that regretful being in hindsight? >> i'm not at all familiar with that reference. >> bill: we saw the headline. >> i'm sure you did. >> bill: i think a lot of people at the grocery store and filling up their gas tank would not consider that a high class problem. >> i would never characterize that way. the way the president characterizes it. even a moderate amount of inflation is a problem for family budgets. when you look at what we're trying to do at the ports when you look at what we're trying to do with our federal trade
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commission to make sure there is no price gouging out there and the release of oil from strategic reserves which as i stress appears to be with other factors, global price, helping to push down the price of oil quite significantly. down about $10 a barrel. that's going to show up at the pump. it is already starting to with energy prices down about 7 cents. i have never been part of a white house team that is doing more to help reduce things like dwell time, the amount of time containers spend in ports. the orders from this president to his economic team is we will relentlessly push until these supply chain snarl-ups are eased. >> bill: the headline from the hill. democrats don't think manchin wants biden agenda vote until christmas. it doesn't like like a vote will happen in 2021. would you agree? >> i don't follow the exact timing of those votes as an economic analyst. you would have to talk to our
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political team. what i will tell you is that kind of timing is up to democratic leadership with whom we're working closely. let me just say the urgency of passing building back better is absolutely at the top of this president's agenda in no small part because it directly relieves costs to american working families. housing, prescription drugs, childcare, some of the biggest costs to their family budgets are relieved and significantly so by building back better. >> bill: you know what manchin said a few days ago, he is worried about inflation. thank for coming on today. we'll talk again, thanks. what a sight in new jersey last night. rutgers not even ranked upset the number one team in the country and did it in style. check it out. >> going to work, got it. three seconds, no time-outs. heartburn. for the win!
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>> bill: wow, ron harper junior hit the winner 70-68 final. rutgers beated number one purdue. ron harper junior bam, love to see that. >> bill: i'm glad they had you read that not me. he is the son of ron harper to went to miami of ohio, a legend back home in ohio. led the bulls to a number of world titles. like father, like son last night in new jersey. nice. >> dana: good to see. tragedy as a truck cash kills more than 50 people in southern mexico. many believed to have been migrants making their way north to the united states. we'll have the latest from the border at the top of the hour. nancy grace will join us to break down the jussie smollett verdict up next. >> this is the worst review smollett has ever gotten in his career. the reason is you could be the greatest actor in the world but
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>> dana: a jury finding actor jussie smollett guilty of staging a hate crime and lying about it to the police. let's bring in nancy grace, hope of crime stories with nancy grace on fox nation.
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as i recall, you thought this would be the outcome. what was your reaction to it? and also why was he found not guilty on that one charge? >> you know, it's curious about that. the first five charges for which he can get three years per charge, that was the immediate aftermath following the hate crime that he imposed on himself. the other statement which is part of count six was made around valentine's day, you know, oh, almost a month later. for some reason the jury discounted that. they were more concerned with the first five charges. my big question is why isn't he in jail right now? you put me through a felony trial and the judge, a jury, away from their jobs and homes for all this time and then he walks out of jail? what kind of court -- after he is convicted by the jury? what message does that send the jury?
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and also everybody keeps talking about well, it's his first offense. he probably won't go to jail. this is not his first offense. he lied with a dui in california. i think it was 2007. tried to tell the officer he wasn't jussie smollett he was jake smollett, his brother. and he pled no contest. this is not his first time lying to cops. >> bill: nancy, he is going to be home for at least a month and a half because the next date is set for january 27th. we'll see if that's the sentencing date as it turns out. he could face up to 40 years. as a judge, how much time does he get? >> well, these are low-level but they are still felonies. i would put mr. smollett behind bars. think about it. he made a mockery of our justice system. he lied right to the police. he sat there in the jury to
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have his trial and lied right to their face and to the judge. he has to put him in jail. we'll wait and find out what happens to the former prosecutor on the case who recused herself, foxx, that's another kettle of fish. this guy has had kid glove treatment from the get-go. i mentioned this before but i'll say it again. i have handled prosecutors and argued on appeal real hate crimes where people were murdered because of the color of their skin, because they were a woman, for so many ridiculous reasons. murdered and when you go on a crime scene and you smell the blood and you see what's happened to innocent victims, this makes me furious. if this guy wanted attention and money so badly that he would fake a hate crime on himself and he wasn't even charged with that letter he wrote himself like a fifth grade girl did it claiming hate
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and then he was going to die and low and behold a rope is around his neck a couple weeks later. just like the letter. he wasn't even prosecuted for that. >> dana: will he face some civil suits also possibly from the brothers that he accused? >> well, i find that very interesting that they haven't already filed a lawsuit against him. when questioned, their lawyer went they are just exhausted. what? exhausted? i would slap a lawsuit on him so fast it would make his head spin. this is a telling fact. he refused to file a criminal complaint against his attackers. now you jump me at 2:00 a.m. in the polar vortex and put a rope around my neck i will put a criminal complaint on you. he wouldn't, because he knew he was part of it. it was his idea. >> dana: nancy grace like no one else can explain it. >> bill: thanks, nancy. several public schools across
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some citing staff shortages. others the need for mental health relief. that doesn't help jess. she learned her son will have virtual learning through the end of the year. the mom of a special needs son and joins me now near grand rapids, michigan. sorry about this. this has to be another blow. how are you going to manage it and what does it mean for your son, lucas? >> how are we going to manage it? we just do. we wipe our schedules clean. this has happened repeatedly in the past couple of months and my husband and i are both self-employed so we just go through and we wipe our schedules clean once again because lucas requires total care. he has profound autism, along with other diagnoses and this affects him extremely negatively as well. there is aggression, there is regression, there is waking up in the morning with him saying go to school, go to school? no, luke, there is no school
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today. go to school, go to school? pacing back and forth and he is frantic and just trying to appease him all day long. >> bill: that's really a tough situation there. listen, in detroit they're saying they have a shortage of workers. some districts don't have enough bus drivers or substitute teachers. what are you experiencing in western michigan? is that the case or not? >> yeah, similar story. in september/october luke was home more often than not basically because of contact tracing with covid, he never had covid but he would return to school, come in contact with somebody else and be sent home for another 10 days. more recently staff shortages and covid-related as well. they just don't have the staff right now. >> bill: here is what we're learning, right? what we're not learning about test scores remotely. math down 14%, language arts down more than 6%.
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that goes for your son and that goes for thousands, if not millions of kids across america that are experiencing this. where does it end, jess? >> i don't know. i find it interesting that my typical children have not lost any days in school for the past couple months. it is only the special needs classrooms that seem to be shut down. >> bill: why would that be? >> i'm not sure honestly. we're told staff shortages and for parents like me lucas is not capable of doing virtual learning. so he just does not educated for the next couple of weeks, plain and simple. i have tried to do zoom meetings with him. he is not the type that can learn like that. so i don't understand i guess why we can't pull some subs and aides and some teachers from some of these other schools where kids can learn virtually and at least keep these special
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ed. classrooms open and available for parents who need them. >> bill: my best of luck to you. we'll stay in touch with you and your son, lucas and everybody else who can relate to what you experience. tell your husband and son hello. >> dana: get that fixed. supreme court is set to issue one or more opinions any minute now. we're on the clock waiting. given the unusual timing and last minute scheduling they believe the justices may be ready to rule on the controversial texas abortion law. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's newsroom," i'm dana perino. >> bill: the high court is weighing efforts to block the law that provided citizens to sue abortion providers. they say it gives legal standing to people not injured. unlawfully delegates enforcement power to private
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citizens. alexandria near the u.s. supreme court. good morning. >> that's right. we don't know in advance what cases that these decisions will be tied to. we're just waiting for right now. as you mentioned all eyes are on texas and their post six week abortion ban. in september the high court agreed to fast track the decision on the law that banned abortions in the state before the point that many women know they're pregnant. the law also as you mentioned provides everyday citizens the authority to enforce the ban and that again is really the focus here. abortion advocates in the state say this enforcement is placing a bounty on women and doctors. going to be interesting to see is if the supreme court will side with abortion advocates in the state and justice department by issuing an injunction on this enforcement mechanism. we're waiting to see if it would happen and clinics could pursue challenging the lower court and allow abortions to resume in the state. keep in mind the legal challenges in texas do not address the constitutionality of roe v. wade.
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the supreme court is hearing a separate case out of mississippi on the state's 15-week abortion ban. that case has been argued earlier this month will pose a direct challenge to the 1973 roe v. wade decision that protects abortion access, viability nationwide and interesting to see this morning is if the texas ruling comes out or decision comes out it is a lot of people waiting to see the supreme court's sentiment on abortion overall. it could give an indication of that. once again we're waiting to see what they come up with. >> bill: we're on stand by for more information on that momentarily. hang with us there live from the u.s. supreme court. bill mears is checking in, our producer at the high court works with shannon bream here. he is saying we're reading through two separate opinions right now on the texas six week abortion ban. reading through it. we'll give them time to get through that and give you the headlines from it. >> dana: we want to make sure we're accurate and give you the right information. that will be big news today. the surge of smash and grab
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robberies across the country prompting more than 20 of the country's biggest retailers to ask congress for help. aishah hosni has the story from capitol hill. will this request fall on deaf ears or will congress will be receptive? >> they're paying attention when you consider the size of these businesses. we are talking about target. nordstrom. they're calling on congress specifically to pass the informed consumers act. this is basically a bipartisan measure to increase the transparency of online marketplaces really in an effort to stem the sale of illegally obtained products. they say it is what is leading to the smash and grabs across the country. implementing basic transparency and verification protocols is essential and will finally expose criminals selling consumer stolen, fake and dangerous products. here on the hill, dana, democrats are talking about this really only when fox news
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asks them. we seem to be the only one asking these questions. here is illinois senator dick durbin just yesterday. >> do you think that should be looked at. is there concern about some of these no bail. >> if this gang effort nationwide is broken, you will see a lot less of the smash and grab. >> that's the democrat side. the gop is blaming the democrats for all of this. house minority leader kevin mccarthy sent fox this exclusive statement last night. he says this democrats anti-police rhetoric and soft on crime policies are having a devastating impact across the country. criminals smash and grab robberies, deadly attacks perpetrated by criminals on bail that should be behind bars, refusal to prosecute crime by far left prosecutors in big cities and a wave of law enforcement retirements and resignations are taking a tragic toll on our communities. republicans know how to restore security and peace for all
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americans. we'll continue to work to fund our great police officers, enforce the rule of law and stop incentivizing crime. this comes, this statement comes just hours before members of the squad like representative corey bush are about to hold a news conference here at the capitol to lobby for their clemency act that would essentially take the federal clemency process out of the d.o.j.'s hand and give it to an independent board to basically decide who gets clemency. >> dana: thank you so much. we'll keep an eye on that and covering it a lot. >> bill: another alert. 54 people are killed in southern mexico after a budge crashed into a bridge. migrants trying to make their way to the u.s. biden administration has been focused on the root causes of migration. the crisis at the southern border doesn't stop.
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bill, hello in eagle pass, texas. >> the horrible crash you referenced highlights the risk migrants case trying to get to the united states. case in point if we can pull up our fox drone now. what you are looking at are live images down in the rio grande valley where a border patrol source tells me they're trying to recover the bodies of two migrants they found floating in the rio grande this morning. what we've seen before is they'll try to cross and underestimate the current and sometimes they won't make it. back to that crash you were meaninging if we pull up the horrible video here out of southern mexico where a tractor trailer overturned that was loaded up with mostly central american migrants trying to get to the u.s./mexico border. 54 dead, 105 injured. one of the people in the truck who survived telling local media the truck was too heavy when they tried to take a turn and spilled over and they all fell out and so many people died. one of the most deadly accidents involving migrants in
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decades. if we can pull up the photos human smuggling dangerous. photos provided bay source that shows border patrol stopping a pickup truck in the rio valley. the human smuggler driving had a fake clearing area in the bed of the truck where there were 15 migrants he was smuggling in the back of that truck and all taken away and arrested. how horrible if that truck had crashed or rolled over. take a look at this video out of yuma, arizona. the completely overwhelmed now. video from a journalist. what you are looking at illegal immigrants openly walking through the city of yuma. no border patrol agents to apprehend them. walk past the border wall. migrants are openly walking around the city looking for border patrol. if you can pull up this photo right here they ended up stopping at a local mcdonalds to grab food as well. no interaction with border patrol before that happened. the mayor there saying that
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6,000 migrants are throughium yeah in sent days up 2,600% since october 1. those numb berls. he has declared a local state of emergency writing in a statement he had to do this due to the unprecedented numbers of migrants entering the city prior to being processed and released by border patrol. the influx of these undocumented persons entering the yuma area is resulting in a humanitarian and border crisis. back out here live where we are here in the del rio, sector, border patrol is overrun all over the place. just this last week alone here border patrol reports they picked up more than 3500 illegal immigrants from 39 different countries. we'll send it back to you. >> bill: unbelievable. it continues. back to the breaking news, dana. we have an answer from the u.s. supreme court reading from the ruling the supreme court has just ruled a moment ago the texas abortion providers can sue for the state's ban on
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abortion but the justices will allow the law to remain in effect. that's the major headline there. >> dana: that means -- a novel approach, right, to deal with abortion. it is about suing the provider, right? so a lot of abortions have ended in texas while this is under court order. it could take a while for the court system to hear the challenges of the abortion providers. so i assume they will consider this a partial victory for them but the pro-life side has got to be pretty happy thinking they might be able to prevail in court as well. >> bill: a lot of this is on the fast track. it was passed on the first of september and justices heard it the first of november and they have a ruling out now. it acted friday reading more. after hearing the arguments, the outcome said to be at best only a partial victory for abortion providers and there is
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a possibility the case could come back to the justices. so far there have not been -- five notes in the nine member court to put the legal fight plays out. it is also in mississippi as we sat here 10 days ago. >> dana: many other governors are paying attention to this to see how it might work. the two abortion cases in front of the supreme court now. the one from mississippi we knew about. that was -- we knew that was coming. this one was -- took a lot of people by surprise for the supreme court said we'll hear it right away. >> bill: jonathan turley is in the queue. his analysis how he reads the ruling. >> dana: a transgender swimmer smashing female records and how the rest of the team feels about this and how she says she wants to remain anonymous. >> bill: critics raising concerns about the new u.s. attorney from massachusetts. not only about the soft on
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this september has yet to be decided. a couple people with us now. jonathan turley professor of law at georgetown with his analysis. you are reading it quickly. what have you determined in the past couple minutes, sir? >> it's a lengthy opinion. it is fractured but the key takeaway is that the pro-choice litigants did not get what they wanted including the biden administration in getting this law enjoined. and many of us felt that it was curious that they were trying to get the same justices to basically vote on the same issue just weeks after they turned down that type of injunction. well, some of us anticipated they refused to do that. they said this was really this
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is not the relief that they are willing to give at this point. now what the pro-choice challengers do get is a green light to litigate this in the lower courts. so they can proceed to challenge this law. the court broke a little china on both sides of the issue. but what is key here is that this will proceed in the lower courts and all eyes will now remain on the dobbs case, the mississippi case that was just heard in oral argument. again, as many of us expected, that will be the case that will likely reframe the issue of reproductive rights. and so texas goes back to texas, but mississippi obviously remains in the supreme court. >> dana: i want to bring in marjorie. we introduced you a moment ago
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and haven't had a chance to talk to you since this has all gone down in terms of the supreme court hearing the dobbs case, the mississippi case. but now this out of texas. so you represent susan p. anthony. when your members ask you what to make of all this what did the supreme court say about the texas law, how would you explain it? >> it is good news. there is a pathway for this to be continued to be litigated in the lower courts it is good news. the law will remain in effect as it has for quite some time already saving thousands of lives and we hope more to come. it is certainly true that when all eyes remain on dobbs, which will we hope make this a mute point. the reason there is this curious enforcement mechanism is borne of frustration of decades not having any pro-life protection in force that had any degree of ambition in any state. that's the reason there is so much focus on texas. if dobbs, which asks only one
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question is there any pre-viability limit, abortion limit constitutional and if there is any pre-viability limit that is declared constitutional, then this type of mechanism, enforcement mechanism won't be necessary. just the traditional means will be relevant. >> bill: back to the conclusion. both sides claim a partial victory in the ruling. mississippi is at 15 weeks, texas at 6. professor, do you believe that absent the mississippi judgment here that it prevented the justices from ultimately ruling on the texas law? >> well, this was always a very tricky question because they were bringing this injunction against officials that really don't have an official role in the enforcement of the law. and the supreme court had an oral argument on this issue
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whether they can enjoin, and some of the justices say look, we enjoin people, not laws. you don't just come to us and name anybody that you can come up with. so there was this really procedural question that was looming and it still carried the day with the majority of the justices. i also think these justices believe they have an abortion case called dobbs and it will clarify a lot of these questions. so they will put texas back on this slow track and they are going to resolve dobbs. the question for dobbs is not simply whether roe will be reversed. a lot of people feel it is probably unlikely but whether the court will dramatically change and reduce the reach of roe. this goes to that pre-viability question. mississippi set an earlier date of about 15 weeks. that's around the time you go
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back to some of the early laws that was called the quickening when a woman could feel the first movements of a pregnancy. and the question is whether the court will latch onto that and say you know what, we'll do away with a lot of roe and casey. we'll give states a lot more lee way but still guarantee abortion as a constitutional right. we will enhance the authority of states to legislate. >> dana: i wanted to ask you one other question, marjorie and we'll get to other news. as all of this is happening on the merits, the laws being heard by the justices, there is a parallel conversation happening about the politics of it all. with democrats and pro-choice pele saying that there will be a huge revolution in america if roe v. wade is overturned or if the texas bill is allowed to go into effect. do you think that that is a real possibility? i know you don't necessarily care as much about the
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politics, you care about the issue that you near and dear to your heart and to the heart of your members. what about that political question as we sit and wait for the supreme court to rule? >> certainly politics has led to this place. we had to have a senate and president that would nominate a senate that would confirm justices that would hear a case just like this that would test the viability question. in my opinion and the opinion of jurists i speak with every day there is high probability roe would be overturned. to say yes to the question any pre-viability limit constitutional is to eviscerate roe v. wade because of the viability test and come up with some ancient other test is arbitrary. just as arbitrary as what is currently in the supreme court parlance. so yes, i think the politics of this is vitally important. if it happens the question will
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be returned to the states to allow the democratic process to unfold. each state has its consensus and that consensus would be allowed to make its way into the law and congress. so it's exactly how it should work and what has been prevented for 48 years. while we've had such polar i zailtion on this issue for so long. >> bill: we expected texas quickly. when would you expect mississippi to be ruled on? >> that is going to take a while. we'll go into next year. i think that it will be likely a fractured decision and that could delay it even further. we're talking months. in the meantime texas can proceed although one court obviously has already ruled that law is unconstitutional. but the court is going back to a single track and that track originates in mississippi, not texas. >> bill: right. okay. thank you very much. >> dana: thank you for the quick turn around and the
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behind me and retailers are having to hire private security at a time when police resources are nearly maxed out. the biden administration has provided funding to hire law enforcement professionals. the police chef said he is short 500 officers. these efforts are being criticized as reaction as best. hiring will take time if there is anyone to hire. the defund police movement has taken officers off the streets but spurred a wave of retirements. it may be coming too little too late. >> plain and simple a lot of officers don't want to deal with what's going on. there is not a lot they can do. you arrest someone or cite someone for damaging property and stealing and then you see them right back out an hour later, three hours later. >> with the brazen robberies retailers are not only losing
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money from thefts but fear for staff and customers. many are hiring those private security firms. everything from armed guard inside the store tonightly patrols. the other night we embedded with one unit. >> what are some of the things you've seen? >> i've seen car break-ins, people with weapons. people robbing the store, snatching items. you name it, i've seen it. >> many of these retailers and small businesses where cost is a factor or don't want to provide a shopping experience this holiday season where there is an armed guard inside. right now they don't have much choice if they want to remain safely open. >> dana: san francisco has been one of my great loves for a long time and i'm sad for it. thank you so much, kelly. >> bill: we have an update on the transgender swimmer by the name of leah thomas smashing female records at the university of pennsylvania where she spent a couple of years swimming as a male
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initially and now on the women's team. we are hearing for the first time about backlash from her teammates talking anonymously to outkick. clay thomas, the founder with us now to talk about it. welcome back. want to read one quote here. when the whole team is together, we have to be like oh my gosh, go leah, that's great, you are amazing. it is very fake, end quote. listen, you have the quotes and heard the story. what did you learn? >> well, first of all these women feel as if they can't speak out about what they see as a fundamental assault on the legitimacy on a sport they love. women's swimming. women who have spent their entire lives as they told our outkick staff to try to pursue swimming to the best of their ability. they've been getting up early in the morning. parents are taking them as young kids and they've advanced all the way to the point where they are members of the university of pennsylvania women's swimming team. they thought they had a chance
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to win the ivy league outright that they would have a really good team and then suddenly a male swimmer for three years on the men's team decides to become a woman and is overwhelmingly the best swimmer in the ivy league and is setting records the likes of which no one has ever been able to accomplish in this division of women's swimming. and look, this former male swimmer, the transgender swimmer set a 38-second record. he was able to beat someone by 38 seconds at a swimming meet. some thing 15 seconds in another shorter distance swim. so these women are standing on the starting blocks looking over at leah thomas knowing they have absolutely no chance to win and some people say why don't they protest? why don't they refuse? we talked to them about this in the articles we have up and encourage people to check out
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on the front page at out and said we love what we're doing. we don't want to give up our opportunity to be swimmers because of this new transgender swimmer that is on the team but this is wrong, this shouldn't be happening. it is a direct assault on women's athletics. one of the penn swimmers told us, i hope when i eventually have children, i have boys because i'm afraid if i have daughters, they are going to be more transgender athletes and this can represent the destruction of sports. she said right now we have one transgender swimmer. but if we had three or four, all of those spots that would otherwise be going to women are going to be taken by biological men who are now identifying as women and are bigger, stronger, and faster and had the benefits of testosterone. >> dana: i want to show everybody the scores. pull them up here so you can look at these scores. what i thought was interesting in one of the teammates telling
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you anonymously is that the coach -- pretty much everybody has spoken to our coaches about not liking this. our coach just really likes winning. he is like most coaches. secretly everyone knows it is the wrong thing to do and that's what must really sting. they know it's wrong but if the guy wants to win, he will put on -- bring on leah thomas and watch all these other girls and their hopes and dreams and all the hard work go right down the drain. >> no doubt. and dana, just think about this in a larger context. these girls don't even feel -- they are talking to outkick but they said please can we be anonymous because we are going to an ivy league school. we might get kicked off the team and might have issues on campus. we want to go to grad school. we may want to get jobs and we don't want the top google results to be us getting ripped for being transphobic.
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what they are saying is clear. we don't bejudge anybody's choice to be whatever gender they want to be but this goes and strikes at the very heart of women's athletics and they also said where are all these feminists committed to title ix. suddenly you have a biological man parachuting in threatening to set all-time records. it is just wrong. and applauds to them for speaking out. >> dana: where in the world are they? >> bill: ncaa policy has a rule right now one year testosterone suppression. now they are saying maybe it has to be two because the quote from the doctor is that one year trans women still have the advantage. they will have to change the rules like we said the other day period. travis, thank you so much. >> thanks. >> bill: i want to get to a moment now, a the end -- tender
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moment. the casket of bob dole as we see his widow, elizabeth dole, watching his casket being carried up to the steps to the national cathedral in washington, d.c. the service begins in about 23 minutes but we want to share this moment with you together. >> the congregation may stand as you are able. with faith in jesus christ, we receive the body of our brother, robert joseph dole for burial. let us pray with confidence to god, the giver of life, that he
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will raise him to perfection in the company of the saints. deliver your servant, bob, sovereign lord christ from all evil and set him free from every bond that he may rest with all your saints in the eternal habitations where with the father and the holy spirit you live and reign, one god, forever and ever, amen. >> let us also pray for all who mourn that they may cast their care on god and know the consolation of his love. almighty god, look with pity upon the soros of your servants for whom we pray, remember
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them, lord, in mercy. nourish them in patience. comfort them with a sense of your goodness. lift up your countenance upon them and give them peace. through jesus christ our lord, amen.
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[silence] >> bill: quite a sight. >> dana: washington national cathedral is a gorgeous
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building. this crowd has gathered together to celebrate the life of former senator bob dole. brit hume, one of our favorite guests and contributors to fox is with us now and brit, you covered bob dole. bill clinton is there and many other people including vice president pence and dick chain see there. difficult to see with the masks. i believe it's dan quayle sitting next to dick cheney having a chat as everyone gathers. brit, your reflections this morning. >> it is heartening to see bob dole receive these honors in this place. heartening to see members of both parties senior standing, presidents and former presidents, senior leaders of the senate here to honor a man who at one time in his career was a controversial partisan back in the 70s when he first came on the scene as gerald
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ford's running mate. but over time his wit, which was extremely sharp and anyone who knows him, he was very witty and funny came to be used in ways that might needle or even prick occasionally but he was seen as a much more benign figure and was quite effective leader as senate majority leader in 1984 and 1994. it is also heartening, dana, he lived so long. he had a very long and ultimately consequential life and lived to the ripe old age of 98. something that we can be grateful. >> bill: back in february he was diagnosed at stage 4 cancer. you mention how long his life was extended there. it is remarkable when you think about those devastating war wounds he suffered as a young man in northern italy about a month before the war in europe
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had concluded. and he fought bravely to try and get his physical abilities back and spent 79 of those 98 years serving his country and brit, that's a remarkable accomplishment. >> it certainly is. his recovery from those grave wounds that he received in italy in world war ii is a remarkable story in itself. few would have thought after that injure eave struck him that he would live to be 98 or live at all. he managed through grit and determination back home in russell, kansas, his beloved, russell, kansas, to mount and long and arduous recovery which he certainly did, and he never had the use of his right arm again and limited use of his left bust -- but he was a very graceful man and moved gracefully despite all he had been through. his recovery was a heroic story
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and we can be grateful for his service in the military and later in politics. >> dana: reflect on his determination to try to pass the americans with disabilities act and then go on and had to fight for the world war ii memorial that now is i think quite a lovely bit of the washington mall and brings so many tourists and veterans there to gather and to reflect and remember and honor everyone who fought in that war. >> you know, dana, he used to go down to that memorial himself and sit there in his wheelchair and greet veterans who came to visit the memorial. he did that for many, many years. what's interesting about him as he got quite old, his face kind of sank and he didn't really look like his handsome old self but i tell you his wit and his sharpness never left him. i remember being at an event to
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commemorate the 75th year of the pearl harbor. there was a dinner the night before. i emceed part of the ceremony that he was honored. i was at a table where he was and he was cracking jokes and having fun and it was as quick as he had ever been and he was really quick. so it was a welcome sight to see he was able to be so sharp so late in life. >> bill: he really carried the flag of the greatest generation in so many ways and dana and i sat here yesterday watching the ceremony at the capitol rotunda and it came forth in the tributes given to him. stand by one second. chad pergram you are out there, i know. before the service begins i want to get your reflections now. first of all, where are you, chad, good morning. >> good morning. i'm at the world war ii memorial here on the national mall. of course, as was mentioned a
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couple minutes ago it was bob dole who helped get this built. he raised somewhere in the neighborhood of 190 million dollars with private donations that opened up in 2004. as brit hume said he would come here oftentimes on saturday and sunday and there would be a circulation of people here, you know. they would be surprised and say there is bob dole. there is a small plaque not far from this that commemorates his service, the idea he was instrumental in getting this built. the other thing about bob dole is that this is really a thank you note. this is a thank you note to the greatest generation. you have on one side the pacific theater, on the other side the atlantic theater. it is a thank you note to bob dole and the greatest generation and he is the one who got this built years after he left congress. he was passed in the early 1990s. a democratic congresswoman from ohio introduced the legislation first of all in the late 1980s,
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strom thurmond, the late republican senator from south carolina signed on in the senate and they didn't really get it built until 2004. it took years of raising all that money. i'm struck by something here at the memorial. there is an inscription past one of the fountains that says here we mark the price of freedom and it is people like bob dole being -- commemorated today at the national cathedral, laid in state overnight at the u.s. capitol. they are the ones who paid the price of freedom and some who paid a much more dear price than even bob dole. he was injured gravely in 1945 on the hillside in italy. at this memorial frr 4,000 stars. they were either killed or missing from that battle, those 4,000 stars commemorate those. so this is a thank you note to
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bob dole. that's what this memorial is all about and a thank you note to the greatest generation which he personified. >> bill: thank you so much. amen to chad, brit and others stand by. this will be quite a ceremony from the national cathedral. today we recognize an american hero, his final resting place. the ceremony will get underway in a matter of moments from washington
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daschle. worked across the aisle with him for many years in the senate and they accomplished a lot together. >> bill: brit hume is with us as we lead into our coverage with our colleague martha maccallum coming up at the top of the hour here. we are trying to identify various politicians behind their masks. there are many republicans sitting with democrats and many democrats sitting with republicans. and you think about the common criticism in washington for the past five years running i would argue. that is they have very little social time together because by friday afternoon or friday morning boy, they are on the jets and out of town. at a cost perhaps one would argue to bipartisanship, which is something that bob dole really believed to the end of his days here was very important to get back to.
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i just -- do you have reflections on that as you watch this? >> i do. i think there is truth to that. social life among these politicians is not what it once was in washington i will also say the country is really divided and the politicians attitudes and very elections reflect that. so that's a piece of it as well which is why it is sort of nice to see these men who are daggers drawn on various issues, men and women daggers drawn on issues much of the time sitting with each other and so on. when you get down to it, politics for most of these professionals isn't really personal. they may have a perfectly applicable relationship with people with whom they resoundingly disagree. so it is not terribly uncommon for them to get together and sit down and enjoy each other to some extent. to honor a man i think they all came over the years to really deeply respect and admire and
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like. i remember bob dole before he was majority leader in the senate was the chairman of the senate finance committee. here comes ronald reagan with what many were claiming was a radical tax cut plan and dole was no radical. dole belonged to a line of midwestern republican politicians, gerald ford was one of them, dole himself was one of them, john boehner would be one of them. they weren't necessarily advocates of this big a tax cut but dole managed as finance chairman to shepherd it and bring it to the floor and it eventually passed and was a landmark of the reagan years. he had the ability to work with different people and knew that he had to to get things done. that was the attitude then. it is harder for them now. some would like to see it return to it remembering bob dole might help that process at least a little. >> bill: well stated. brit, stand by and we'll see
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what the message is. tom hanks will deliver a bit of a message there in the cathedral as well. >> dana: president biden's motorcade is on the way and one of the things these fine people are waiting for. he will be there. former president bill clinton is there as well amongst others. somebody who knew him well. our own martha maccallum who was a good friend of bob dole. >> thank you very much as we watch the proceedings here this morning. it is a somber and significant day i would say in our nation's capitol. president of the united states, members of congress past and present celebrating the life of senate majority leader, presidential candidate bob dole in 1996. he got the nominee of the republican party. one of his proudest moments. "the faulkner focus" and i'm martha maccallum in for harris as we watch all of this. friends, family, colleagues remembering senator dole as a great world war ii hero, really
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so emblematic of that generation and his entire life story from russell, kansas, going to northern italy where he was grievously wounded in world war ii which was such a huge part of the story of senator bob dole. he was to say he was a dedicated public servant is to scratch the surface. he began politics in 1960. went from russell, kansas to become a member of the house of representatives and a senator in 1968. twice the majority leader of the united states senate. the first round is when i was an intern in his office, really one of the highlights of my young life. you know, he was an incredible leader in bringing people together. it is no accident what you are seeing when you look at the people in the audience at the cathedral today is that you are seeing people synth side-by-side, republicans and democrats. there is no mistake to the seating chart here. it is exactly what bob dole would have wanted.
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i would love to bring in chris wallace, anchor of "fox news sunday" joining me today as we get ready for this to be underway, chris. your thoughts as we look at this moment and it is truly incredible personal, political life of robert j. dole. >> well thank you, martha. i didn't realize you worked as an intern for bob dole. just part of your illustrious career. what an honor and what an education it must have been for you. i've been thinking about it a lot over the last couple of days, and i say this as a full compliment, bob dole was an old-fashioned politician and by that i mean he was somebody who wanted to get things done and yes, he had principles and he was very deeply conservative but he understood that just standing on principle by itself could get nothing done and so he worked across the aisle and accomplished a lot of things. he saved back in the 80s when it looked like


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